ERIC Number: ED218148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-30
Reference Count: 0
Energy Education: Why, What, Why and How?
Petrock, Edith M.
Four general issues concerning energy education are addressed: 1) why energy education has emerged as an identifiable curricular component; 2) what is happening to energy education today; 3) why energy education is still important; and 4) how energy education programs can be promoted in the classroom. A list of six objectives to be considered in developing comprehensive energy education programs is included. Specific guidelines are also offered to elementary school principals to promote energy education programs in their schools, suggesting that principals become "energy literate", maintain a long-range perspective, realize the importance of energy programs in the total school curriculum, and participate in the political process. Five implementation guidelines described in the publication "Energy Education: Why, What, and How" are summarized, focusing on cost-effectiveness, curricular considerations, objectivity, relevance, and teacher preparation/participation. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: Energy Education
Note: Paper presented at the National Association of Elementary School Principals Convention (Atlanta, GA, March 30, 1982). For a related document, see ED 211 347.